Reading in the news - Fri 10 Jun
10 June 2022
Four-day work week:
- The Sun (and in print), Business Live, Business Fast, News Cabal, and Public News Time quote Dr Rita Fontinha (Henley Business School) on her collaborative research with Professor James Walker (Henley Business School) on the introduction of the four-day work week and flexible working.
- Computer Woche mentions Henley Business School's research on the benefits of a four-day workweek.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- The University of Exeter, Mirage, Phys.org, and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine report on Reading's collaborative research on the effect of new food policies on the purchasing behaviour of the public to help tackle climate change and improve diets, quoting Dr Cherry Law (Agriculture). Read our news story.
- PhD researcher Akshay Deoras (Meteorology) is quoted by Hindustan Times and Times Of India on the expected movement of monsoons over Mumbai.
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Radio Surrey and BBC Radio Sussex about the winter booster rollout.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by International Business Times on the clear difference between Monkeypox and Covid.
#UniForReading: reaffirming our role as a civic university
- The Reading Chronicle and Daily Advent report on the return of the Reading Community Cup, organised by the University and funded by the Community Fund, as part of Refugee Week celebrations.
- Professor James Reade (Economics) was interviewed on BBC News on the increasing cost of living and workers' strikes over low wages.
- The Independent, Yahoo!, The Business Magazine, Stylist, and News Break report on a joint study with RHS that found the sight of dying plants has a negative impact on mental health. Dr Tijana Blanusa (Agriculture) is quoted. Read our news story.
- Professor Gunter Kuhnle (Food) is quoted by Yahoo! on the healthiness of consuming fish.
- Dr Miriam Marra (IMCA Centre) is quoted by HR Magazine on the significance of new EU directive demands to employ more women as board members.
- Research led by Professor Fiona Ross (Typography) on women's contribution to the twentieth-century type world is mentioned by Times Literary Supplement (in print). Read our news story.
- Professors Nada and Andrew Kakabadse (Henley Business School) are mentioned by Imerisia for moderating CEO Clubs Greece's new 'Reputation, Responsibility, and PR' programme.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by What's New 2 Day on the transmissibility of bird flu to humans.
- UK Property Forums mentions the Thames Valley Science Park in a piece on the liquidation of Rutherford Cancer Centre.
- News Anyway reports a project on English communication in higher education involving the University.
- Jess Ashley, a Film, Theatre and Television Studies student from the University and a regular guest on BBC Radio Berkshire, spoke about what she has been watching on streaming services.
- A student participating in the University's Scholars Outreach Programme is quoted by The Free Press on her lecturer's teaching methods.
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